Rosa Maria Hernandez


Your DGB for today is to help a child with special needs get back home.

The story of Rosa Maria Hernandez is about as heartbreaking as they come.

She arrived in the United States illegally from Mexico with her parents at three months old. Now ten years old, she has cerebral palsy and has the mental capacity of a five year-old. Wait, it gets worse. Recently requiring emergency gallbladder surgery, she was being transported by ambulance in Texas, when border patrol intercepted her at a checkpoint. It gets even worse. Agents followed the ambulance, waited outside her hospital room until discharge, and then detained her instead of letting her go home to her parents in Laredo. Trump’s America is a place where disabled children are detained for seeking medical care.

Rosa Maria is in a juvenile shelter in San Antonio awaiting deportation proceedings, which have yet to be scheduled. The facility is run by the Office Of Refugee Resettlement, a branch of the Department of Health and Human Services, which can be reached at 202 401 9246 and told to immediately place Rosa Maria back with her parents or another family member.